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Ireland moves to quell horsemeat fears, calls meeting #COOL

A platter of horse meat served at Kishlak, an ...
A platter of horse meat served at Kishlak, an Uzbek restaurant in Kazakhstan. The horse meat was served cold. There are three types on the platter: tripe on the left, roasted in the middle, and sausage on the right. The roasted meat tasted no different than roast beef. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ireland moves to quell horsemeat fears, calls meeting
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:12pm EST
* Ireland orders DNA tests to reassure consumers
* Calls meeting to discuss European response
* Horsemeat scandal began with Irish discovery
By Adrian Croft and Padraic Halpin
BRUSSELS/DUBLIN, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Ireland said on Monday it would order Irish meat processors to carry out DNA tests to reassure consumers worried by the discovery of horsemeat in some beef products and called a meeting of European ministers to discuss a wider response. The horsemeat scandal affecting a growing number of European countries began in Ireland after its food safety authority discovered horsemeat in....

Horse Meat Find Seen Boosting U.K. Cattle as Buyers Check Labels 
By Whitney McFerron - Feb 12, 2013 12:21 AM GMT-0900
The discovery of horse meat in processed beef products in Europe is poised to boost record prices for British cattle, as shoppers pay closer attention to labels and buy more expensive products, independently audited to prove their origin. There’s no evidence yet that U.K. consumer demand for beef slowed after reports by some supermarkets that horse meat was found in ready meals meant to contain beef, said Nick Allen, the executive director of the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s beef and lamb unit, EBLEX. Instead of switching to other cuts like pork or chicken, customers will probably spend...